Arunachal Pradesh’s Markio Tario bagged the second gold medal for the State in the U27 Boys 67 kg Weightlifting Competition at the ongoing Khelo India Youth Games 2020 in Guwahati on Saturday.

The 15-year-old boy who hails from Tali village in Kra-Daadi district lifted a total weight of 268 kg to clinch the gold medal.

He lifted 118 kg in the snatch event and 150 kg in the clean and jerk event to total 268 kg and be in the lead.

Two boys from Maharashtra Tejas Dattatray Jondhale and Abhishek Hambirao Patil won the silver and bronze medals respectively in the U27 Boys 67 kg Weightlifting Competition on Saturday.

Arunachal Pradesh’s medal tally in the Games till now is nine – two gold, five silver and two bronze.

Among the northeastern states, Assam is leading with a total of 39 medals including 12 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze, followed by Manipur with a total of 32 medals including 11 gold, 10 silver and 11 bronze.

However, three north-eastern states- Meghalaya, Nagaland and Sikkim- have not yet acquired any medal till now in the third edition of the the Khelo India Youth Games.

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